It's Kelly here and I'm sharing a fun watercolor background card today.
I really wanted to try a watercolor technique I saw Jennifer Rzasa do. Basically you paint on your background and then laydown a stencil on top of it to let it dry. I really love the way it turned out.
I started by painting clean water in a loose square onto watercolor paper. I started dropping in color at the bottom right using Salty Ocean Distress Ink. Moving at a diagonal I added in Peacock Feathers and finally Cracked Pistachio. I laid a grid stencil down on top of the background and used a large acrylic block to weigh it down. I let it dry completely. When you pull the stencil off you have a subtle impression. It looks super cool!
I stamped the submarine on top of the background and then stamped it a second time on some regular white cardstock. I colored it with copics and fussy cut it out. I added it on top of the stamped one with foam tape.
When creating your background make sure you don't have too much water before you place your stencil. A large area of water causing warping and then your stencil can't press directly against the paper. Definitely use something to weigh it down.
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